Subject: Re: Floating point in the kernel
To: Victor Escobar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Neil A. Carson <email@example.com>
Date: 09/19/1998 13:03:21
Victor Escobar wrote:
> How does BeOS support multi-media? I was under the assumption that they
> support FP in their kernel. Am I wrong?
The issues of 'supporting multimedia' and 'FP in the kernel' are
completely distinct. The latter should not be necessary for the former.
Arguably the latter should not be necessary full-stop for a portable
high performance multimedia system.
I don't know if the BeOS uses FP in its kernel, and we're quite unlikely
to know. However it only runs on 2 (historically 3) platforms and is
kept under tight control.
Neil A. Carson